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Pre-fork and Re-use a child process

by rustic (Monk)
on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 UTC ( #950071=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
rustic has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, fellow monks. I'm following a column of merlyn Doing many things, like pings on how to run and fork processes and at the end there's an interesting statement I'm especially interested in: "One improvement to this program might be to pre-fork and re-use the children, using some sort of IPC (pipes or sockets) to communicate additional tasks to perform as each task completes". The idea is to run some other command upon the results of a ping test. Now, I know the perlipc documentation, but laziness is also a virtue of mine. So, I'd be grateful if somebody of you may point me to some nice examples or maybe already developed a working solution.

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Re: Pre-fork and Re-use a child process
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:39 UTC
Re: Pre-fork and Re-use a child process
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 26, 2012 at 19:17 UTC

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